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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 12, 2010 12:12pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

OK. OK. I've been promising for ages that I would do this. And then typical of me, of course, the plan for more and more grandiose and complicated (typical Virgo). Eventually, I'll get around to annotating this list, but in the meantime, rather than promise until hell freezes over, here's what I have, so far, for a listing of exploitation films @ IA, in chronological order by year. Items with multiple parts or copies are linked after the title and year.

1930s

Maniac (1934): [First Copy], [Second Copy]
Why Not Live? (circa 1935)
Shadows of the Orient (1935)
The Cocaine Fiends (1935)
Marihuana (1936)
Assassin of Youth (1937)
Safety Patrol (1937)
Slaves in Bondage (1937)
Expose of the Nudist Racket (1938)
How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (1938)

Reefer Madness (1938): [First Copy], [Second Copy], [Third Copy], [Fourth Copy]

Sex Madness (1938): [First Copy], [Second Copy], [Third Copy]

1940s
Jungle Siren (1942)
Delinquent Daughters (1944)
That Boy Joe (1944)
Test Tube Babies (1948)

1950s
Don't Talk to Strangers (1950)
The Dangerous Stranger (1950)
Congolaise (1950)
Chained for Life (1951)
Live and Learn (1951)
The Terrible Truth (1951)
Road Runners (1952)
Skipper Learns a Lesson (1952)
Gossip (1953)
Your Police (1953)
Gang Boy (1954)
Jail Bait (1954)

Show 'Em the Road (1954): [Part One], [Part Two]

Age 13 (1955): [Part One], [Part Two]
Teenage Devil Dolls (1955)
Blasting Cap Danger (1956)
Hot Rod Girl (1956)
Teenage Wolf Pack (1956)
The Violent Years (1956)
Say No to Strangers (1957)
Teenage Thunder (1957)
Alcohol is Dynamite (1958)

The Narcotic Story (1958): [First Copy], [Second Copy]
The Bloody Brood (1959)
High School Big Shot (1959)
The Rebel Set (1959)
Revenge of the Virgins (1959)

1960s
The Beatniks (1960)
The Black Rebels (1960)
High School Ceasar (1960)
The Wild Ride (1960)
The Bottle and The Throttle (1961)
Boys Beware (1961)
The Choppers (1961)
Girls Beware (1961)
Moment of Decision (1962)
Big Man on Campus (1963)
2000 Maniacs (1964)
The Child Molester (1964)

Perversion for Profit (1964): [Part One], [Part Two]
The Stranger (1965)

Narcotic: Pit of Dispair (1967): [Part One], [Part Two]
The Strange Ones (circa 1968)
Keep Off the Grass (1969)

1970s

Brink of Disaster (1972): [Part One], [Part Two]
Curse of Bigfoot (1958, Re-edit 1972)
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
Tragedy of Hope (1972)
What's the Big Hurry? (1974)
Snowbeast (1977)

Total Unique Titles = 66

Questions, additions, comments, arguments, bring it on!!

This post was modified by Elric_Dewisant on 2010-12-02 17:07:54 - Minor Corrections.

This post was modified by Elric_Dewisant on 2010-12-07 16:23:28 - Added "How to Undress...".

This post was modified by Elric_Dewisant on 2010-12-07 16:26:27 - Minor corrections.

This post was modified by Elric_Dewisant on 2010-12-09 02:14:06 - Minor corrections.

This post was modified by Elric_Dewisant on 2010-12-11 16:19:02 - Added "Assassin of Youth", which is (turns out not) the alt title of Marihuana (1936) and minor formating corrections.

This post was modified by Elric_Dewisant on 2010-12-11 16:21:01 - Fixed "Assassin of Youth (1937).

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Poster: cwatkinsnash Date: Dec 6, 2010 9:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Another Esper gem - How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (1938). It's a short, I think about 13 minutes, but I thought you might want it on the list since his others are here.

Excellent list, by the way. I'm just now really starting to dig into IA, so I love lists like this.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 7, 2010 8:24am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Added! Thank you!

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Dec 8, 2010 4:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

How is Snowbeast an exploitation movie?

Its really just low budget horror.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 8, 2010 6:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

As I am told, as I am far from an expert on exploitation films (see a previous thread that I can't locate, but anyone with better, experienced IA search skills probably can find), Snowbeast (Wikipedia and IMDB) can be considered to be part of the "Sasquatchploitation" (yeah. I had to look it up, too, and it exists) subgenre/fad from the 70s. For a reference (because "Sasquatchploiutation", while a real subgenre, is not listed), I used the wikipedia entry for "Exploitation Film" as a starting point, and supplemented that with various fan sites, comments from other IA members, and a couple books from the local library.

Honestly, I know nothing about the film, have never seen it, and have no real interest in seeing it. It was added to the list early on, at the suggestion of someone who is far more conversant in exploitation cinema than I am. My interest in exploitation films is more toward the juvenile delinquency, sexploitation, drug scare, cannibal, cautionary, and biker subgenres.

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Dec 9, 2010 3:50pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

But by that sort of logic even all Vampire or Werewolf movies might be considered exploitation movies.

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Poster: DJason Date: Dec 9, 2010 3:57pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

SNOWBEAST is an exploitation movie in spirit, if not in fact.

Its storyline is derivative of JAWS (and pretty obviously so). JAWS was nothing more than a big-budget Roger Corman monster movie until the shark props failed to work, and Spielberg had to get creative during production. (I am paraphrasing Spielberg on this.)

And if Roger Corman monster movies aren't exploitation, really, what is?

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 9, 2010 5:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Oh yeah. And I haven't even gotten around to adding in the several Highway Safety movies that can be found on IA, like Signal 30 (1959), Mechanized Death (1961), Wheels of Tragedy (1960) and the like.

In all, I have another 30 or 40+ films that may or may not be on IA to track down and possibly add.

As I said, this list is in what I consider to be an alpha release.

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Poster: bigdaddyrico85 Date: Dec 9, 2010 6:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

I think ou did a great job on the list. I'll sgree with every movie you listed.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 9, 2010 6:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Thank you!

Bookmark this thread, as I do plan on maintaining (when I can) it until IA gives it a collection designation of its own, like Silent Films, Sci-Fi/Horror and the rest.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 9, 2010 5:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Don' look at me. I asked for help, it was given me on a list with a plausible justification and so I added it. (see above, in re: some subgenres are just not my thing, thus I don't know much about them.) I'm also the one who plans on maintaining this list, as I'd like to see the IA Gnomes (like the QI Elves, only more mysterious and not buzzing in Stephen Fry's ear) add Exploitation as a collection withing Feature Films, like Silent, Comedy, Film Noir and Sci-Fi/Horror. For that to happen, there needs to be a minimum of 50 (that's the quote that has been given, anyways. How accurate it is, I don't really know. I wasn't around for that discussion, so I missed that thread entirely and am working off of another forum member's recollection. I'm willing to trust that person's memory, as I know him personally.). I have 65 in my listing. Many films on the list cross over into other genres and collections. That's just an inevitability, inherent in Exploitation Cinema.

The problem you're facing is that "exploitation" as a film concept is rather nebulous and loose. I'm also positive that some vampire and werewolf films can be considered to be exploitation films. There are two non-economic base points from which to fashion a working criteria. Only one or the other, and not necessarily both, seems to have to be present for a film to be classified as exploitation. One is fear-mongering. That is, capitalizing on generating fear, or fear already generated by other media (such as Hearst's newspaper empire...can you say Reefer Madness?), to make a quick buck. The other is simply capitalizing on a topic de jure for the same reason (cannibal films, sasquatchploitation, etc.). Regardless of which criteria a film falls under, there is still one economic aspect that all exploitations films end to fall under. Namely, making a quick, dirty and cheap flick to make a fast buck.

The "fad" base point introduces an element of periodicity. Vampire and werewolf films are quite common and frequently with a high budget, with several coming out every year. When was the last time a new Sasquatch or Yeti film was done? Is there a high-budget sasquatch blockbuster? Sasquatch films exist primarily in a period from about 1970 to 1980. There are very, very few films of this type outside of that period, which also coincides with the primary period of the sasquatch phenomenon. That is, the period where there was the most interest in the subject, the most "sightings" and, thus, the best opportunity to make a quick buck. Nearly all were done on the cheap, as part of the last agonizing gasps of the drive-in theater era.

If you really feel that strongly about it, I can remove it. But I need a good argument in favor. Hell. With very few exceptions, every film on that list could be removed for one reason or another. I question the inclusion of "Age 13" (1955). That film is borderline, in my opinion, at best. The primary reason why I chose to include it, is the fact that the filmmaker produced nearly nothing *but* exploitation films, and while Age 13 certainly has some minor exploitative aspects (very few, really), feelings as to it being exploitation or not are pretty well split. If, in fact, it is exploitation, it is certainly Sid Davis' least exploitative exploitation film.

And yes. I will concede that the criteria I came up with is a bit broad, but with so damn many subgenres, how can one *not* end up with broad or too narrow a standard? I did, at least, try to be somewhere in the middle, I feel. And anyways, so what of it? I'd rather be a bit broad than too narrow.

This post was modified by Elric_Dewisant on 2010-12-10 01:25:05

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Poster: DJason Date: Dec 9, 2010 4:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

SNOWBEAST is an exploitation movie in spirit, if not in fact.

Its storyline is derivative of JAWS (and pretty obviously so). JAWS was nothing more than a big-budget Roger Corman monster movie until the shark props failed to work, and Spielberg had to get creative during production. (I am paraphrasing Spielberg on this.)

And if Roger Corman monster movies aren't exploitation, really, what is?

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Poster: skybandit Date: Dec 10, 2010 6:07am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

There's also "Assassin Of Youth" (1937), another antipot film.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 10, 2010 6:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Got a link? I couldn't find it.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Dec 10, 2010 12:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

http://www.archive.org/details/AssassinOfYouth_423

The search function is pretty wonky on this site of late. I had to try twice this time to find it. I knew it was on here because I cut a disc full of "Reefer Madness" type flicks.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 11, 2010 8:20am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Added as second copy of Marihuana(1936).

Thank you!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Dec 10, 2010 12:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Wasn't that REEFER MADNESS's other title?

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 10, 2010 12:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Don't know. If it is, I'll make a note to add in that information on Reefer Madness' entry on this list.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Dec 10, 2010 4:22pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

"Tell Your Children" was the original title for "Reefer Madness," but "Assassin of Youth" was originally called "Marihuana." The title was changed to prevent confusion with Dwain Esper's film of the same name.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 11, 2010 5:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

So this is a second copy of Marihuana, then?

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Poster: skybandit Date: Dec 11, 2010 9:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Negative. "Assassin of Youth" is a completely seperate film from both "Marihuana" and "Reefer Madness."

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 11, 2010 9:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

OH. Oops. Sorry. I'll fix it first thing in the morning.

Thank you.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Dec 11, 2010 10:21pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Then I'll have to get this one.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 12, 2010 12:13pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Fixed.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Dec 13, 2010 7:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Sorry if I caused confusion...but I am gifted in that area :)

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 13, 2010 7:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

No worries. I'm moderately OCD and will complicate anything and everything if given half a chance. So between the two of us.....WHEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 2, 2010 9:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

And I can see that I already hate the formatting. Why does it look one way on the test page and something completely different here?

Bluh! :(

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Dec 11, 2010 8:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

Not sure if a collection is in the offing.

In the meantime you can creat a new subject/keyword field for each of the movies and use "Explotation Films" or whatever term you want as a way of finding them all through search.

You could choose a unique term to just get your films in a search result.

Just a thought.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 11, 2010 8:36am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

I don't have any way to post (slow connexion and restricted to boot), so I have not contributed any content beyond this listing and my efforts to learn something of copyright law (preferrably without having to get a bloody degree), thus I have no way to edit posted films and add key words.

Believe me. This list is going to grow, very easily, to about 100+ films that have been posted across IA...and that's just based on what is already here (that I haven't had a chance to sit down and add, such as Highway Safety Flims and the like). A collection is probably a better idea, in the offing or not.

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Poster: derkman96 Date: Feb 5, 2011 3:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Exploitation Films: The Beta!!

don't know if this counts, but this is a "blaxploitation film" (I looked it up)

http://www.archive.org/details/BlackFist

btw, I also saved your list as an html in case anyone else wanted to mirror it. this is up to date as of 2-5-11

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